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When you go to take a picture the camera takes a few seconds before taking the picture then you lose the shot.

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You need to pre-focus by holding the shutter button half-way until the camera beeps....then, when the moment is right, press the rest of the way for an instant shot.
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When you go to take a picture the camera takes a few seconds before taking the picture then you lose the shot.

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